Windows 10: External hdd recognized in comp mgmt but wants to format

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

  1. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Professional X64
    Thread Starter
       14 Nov 2017 #11

    Thanks, I'll dl it.
    Should I stop the 2nd scan or will that do further damage?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 662
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
       14 Nov 2017 #12

    PSCO2007W10 said: View Post
    It just finished and said "structure ok) but also said "partition can't be recovered" but then started a new test.
    I don't know why, but you said not to abort so I'm letting it run.
    It looks like I may have to Format, unless you have any other ideas.
    Thanks, so far.
    I said do not abort checkdisk midway. I also said if it aborts by itself it is OK and in that case we shall try TestDisk. Instead of waiting for my instructions on how to use TestDisk, you went ahead and started TestDisk. You can close TestDisk anytime by clicking on the X mark in the top right of title bar. It is OK as long as you hadn't given a write command.

    Don't jump the instructions. Don't jump to conclusions.

    If you want to use TestDisk in this case, you should not analyse. Checkdisk outlines what exactly could be wrong. The volume boot record at sector 2048 is corrupt. With that in mind we shall check your drive and try to recover the data and/or restore the drive.

    Follow the TestDisk process outlined in my post #6 in this thread Seagate 2 TB External HD file info corrupted

    Go upto screen 5, and post a screenshot of that screen. Further instructions will follow after I check on it.


    If you get a different screen at anytime, post a screenshot and then close TestDisk.

    You can close TestDisk Window anytime by clicking on X in top right of the Title Bar.

    You can run TestDisk any number of times as per the above instructions. Your data will not be affected since we are not writing anything to the disk.

    Please be informed that active@partition recovery is not freeware. I have no objections if you want to buy a license.
    Last edited by jumanji; 14 Nov 2017 at 22:01.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Related Threads
Hi, I've got WD MyPassport Ultra 1TB, and after reinstalling Windows, I have problem with it working on USB 3.0, it works fine on USB 2.0. Here I have to mention, that I installed drivers through DriverPack Solution Online. I've read a lot of...
Greeting with a smile. I'm trying to save a first time disk image on an external USB drive. And I had it working at the start. The first time, it started fine, and was running fine. But it took longer than I thought it would, and I had to shut...
I've got two Hitachi HDS72101 1TB external drives that my new Dell XPS 8900 running Windows 10 won't recognize. The device manager shows the drives to be working properly and having current drivers. My computer recognizes my new Seagate 5TB drive...
Cannot Format my External Hard drive in Drivers and Hardware
When I plug my external into my pc it tells me it's unable to use and to format the drive. So I try to do so, and Windows tells me that there's a program using the external drive. I attempt to format anyway since I know there's no programs...
Solved Can't format external USB drive. in Drivers and Hardware
I am trying to format 2 partitions on an external 1TB USB3 drive. I had 2 ExFat partitions (partitions 6 and 7) which I have deleted and created 2 new ones using diskpart which I want to format NTFS. When I try to format them using disk...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:44.
Find Us